man caught beneath a crane while working at the Houston Ship Channel  on Tuesday night died after being rushed to the hospital.

The man was working at the Barbours Cut Terminal when he was caught beneath a crane that started to move, said Joe Trevino, vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association.

The man’s legs were severed when the crane hit him, and he later died at Bayshore hospital in Pasadena. Trevino said the incident, which occurred about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, appears to be an accident.

The maritime law attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers represent injured longshoremen, crane operators, stevedores, shipyard and ship building workers, as well as the families of maritime workers killed in job-related accidents.